Thai students unite in MU adaptation, celebrating culture

From left, Nimitra Chanphaka, Chalang Suktang, Artitaya Jantaraprapa and Ploy Intenratip play traditional Thai music at the Songkhran festival to celebrate the Thai new year at the South Quad on Thursday.

Mai Charoentham, a Ph.D. candidate from Thailand, has been at MU for almost a year. When he first arrived, he was overwhelmed by the strangeness of a foreign country. He knew no one, hated the food and found it difficult to communicate.

Heterosexism. Sexism. Racism.

In less than two months, three MU students have turned a half-serious idea into a new sorority.

Tigers boot Big 12 lead

The Missouri softball team entered Sunday’s game against Texas A&M in first place in the Big 12 Conference.

Baylor denies Missouri sweep

The Missouri baseball team failed to earn a sweep against Baylor, losing 8-3 Sunday in Waco.

City will reroute Green bus stop for safety reason

Because of a resident’s concern, Columbia Public Transit will be moving the Green Route bus stop to a safer location parallel to Services for Independent Living on Hathman Place.

A Party for the Planet

Alex Maginness and his 7-year-old daughter, Aubrielle, sat on a blanket Sunday in Peace Park at Columbia’s Earth Day 2007.

Cleaning up campus

Two weeks before MU’s spring break, Ben Datema is buried in work: plan and prepare for meetings, keep track of local sustainability gatherings, finish homework for biology and chemistry classes, pack for a trip to Ecuador, tend to the plants. The to-do list goes on. Friends hound him: You need to get some sleep. Hey, Ben, get a secretary; better yet, a personal assistant.

Watershed’s use, future discussed by officials

The Bonne Femme watershed is valuable land for different reasons.

Truck driver changes plea to guilty

A Missouri truck driver accused of causing the deaths of two people in an accident on Interstate 70 in April 2006 changed his plea to guilty on two counts of second-degree involuntary manslaughter Monday.

MU group considers lockdown of dorms

In the wake of the shooting deaths of 32 students at Virginia Tech a week ago, MU students and faculty have come to terms with a difficult reality: It could have happened here.

Suspect arrested on suspicion of kidnapping girl

A suspect in the kidnapping of 3-year-old Ny-Toria Kelton on Saturday was arrested Sunday morning.

Survey to evaluate public income

Some residents can expect a follow-up survey phone call from ETC Institute this spring. ETC Institute, contracted with the city, will be calling to verify that citizen surveys, distributed to 1,200 residents, are completed.

Tires slashed in East Broadway lot

Gregory Wuestling left his East Broadway apartment on Sunday morning to find that all four of the tires on his brown Chevy Blazer had been slashed.

Conditions kind to Cardinals

CHICAGO — With the wind blowing out at Wrigley Field, the conditions were perfect for the St. Louis Cardinals to get their offense out of a season-long funk.

De La Rosa dominates Minnesota

KANSAS CITY — Jorge De La Rosa got into a groove after working out of a jam in the first inning.